Frosting Technique Help Please

Decorating By tal Updated 28 Apr 2014 , 2:46pm by tal

tal Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
tal Posted 27 Apr 2014 , 2:22pm
post #1 of 5


I would like to know how to make this 'ruffle' look on cupcakes.  Mine NEVER turn out this smooth and delicate.  Is there a up and down movement with the bag ?  I think it's the 1M tip, correct?


Thank you!

4 replies
DGbcs Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
DGbcs Posted 27 Apr 2014 , 10:26pm
post #2 of 5

The first two pics that you have can be done with the IM tip.  I've done it quite a bit. Its hard for me to describe how to do it but basically you squeeze the bag quite a bit and slowly go around from the edge to the center of the cupcake. Don't move the tip to quickly.   It will come out with the more free flowing wavy look by going slow and putting more pressure on the bag; you also need buttercream that's not extremely stiff.  The third picture you have is done with a rose tip, size of you choice.  I've done quite a bit of those lately as well. Go all the way around the edge of the cupcake putting as little or much pressure as you want for the desired look, and do the next layer close to the first and so on, until you get to the center.  I hope this helps and doesn't end up being confusing.  I am sure you can find videos online. The last one I would do a search for "ruffled cupcakes."

MBalaska Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
MBalaska Posted 27 Apr 2014 , 11:30pm
post #3 of 5

Wilton tip # 1B is something I use to blob icing on cupcakes (this is one of the Sylvia Weinstock cupcakes from yesterday)



DGbcs Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
DGbcs Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 12:39am
post #4 of 5

Oops!  I should have said the first two techniques can be done with a 2D tip (which is what I've used). Can be done with the 1M but in my opinion it works a little better with the 2D. 

tal Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
tal Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 2:46pm
post #5 of 5

Thank you so much!  Not confusing at all - best start practicing today!!


Quote by @%username% on %date%